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Address: 1013 Ventnor Road | Summerlannds Estate, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 59 512 820
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island NatureParks includes...
Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island NatureParks includes Australia’s most popular wildlife attraction,the Penguin Parade, our Australian historic working farm,Churchill Island and our natural and wild koalas at KoalaConservation Centre—all located on one island.
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"The Amazing Penguin Parade"

When visiting, take the 03 park pass which includes Koala Sanctuary, Churchill Island and Penguin Colony. A beautiful nature reserve. And the best of it all is the Penguin Parade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

When visiting, take the 03 park pass which includes Koala Sanctuary, Churchill Island and Penguin Colony. A beautiful nature reserve. And the best of it all is the Penguin Parade which happens every evening during sunset.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wow a must do thing on Philip Island arrive before dark pay your entrance fee, then wander down to the grandstand situated right on the beach the Rangers will tell when a group come out of the water but you will see them easily .... I won't the spoil the moment you see for yourself .....on the way to the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

For $24 per person, this is an expensive ticket just to see the sea waves for long until a group of small penguins arrive at around 6 pm to the shore which are not even allowed to take pictures. Too much money to get colds due to the cold and rainy weather. Also due to many people around, there was... More 

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Yackandandah, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The penguins were a delight! a rough, wild, cold night, with high tides, no beach, waves crashing onto the viewing area, all made this a memorable experience! saw about 40 penguins struggling to swim into their tracks. But the pure delight was watching the penguins waddle up the tracks to their burrows, being greeted by their mate; to hear them... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Extremely well organised and staffed. Loved seeing the penguins wash up on the beach. Great experience

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

-> People come there to see the penguins which return back to home from the sea in the evening . You get a chance to see the lovely small penguins walking next to you . I loved it very much -> There is a zoo where you are allowed to walk freely and feed kangaroos and other animals there .... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had a long drive from the city to watch very tiny penguins return to their home. Your seat will be very far, and it will be dark enough that you can only see a small dark spots appear from the sea and slowly walking back to the beach. Such a waste of time

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Nullagine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

You have not been to Melbourne if you have not been visited the Penguine Parade to see the fairy penguins at Philip Island. Why visit here? Not only you have a special stage made for your full view, you get to see our families of little creatures at work! Unlike other penguins, our tiny fairy penguins work in family! The... More 

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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

All the years I have been going to Phillip Island I had never been to the Penguin Parade. I was so glad I decided to go on Saturday night. It is a wonderful experience to see those little penguins coming out of the water. The only thing have was annoying was all the people that don't obey the rules of... More 

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I took a bus tour from Melbourne. We stopped at a sanctuary along the way. That was neat. Then, moved on to the island where we saw wallaby's and geese in their natural habitat. As the sun was setting, we moved along to the area where we could watch the penguins come in from the sea for the night. They... More 

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